Image shows rails in a yard.

Hurontario light rail transit project’s Cooksville section sees huge delivery of rail

You can’t create a light rail transit project without a whole lot of rail. Here’s what the delivery of 9,000 metres of rail line is adding up to for the Hurontario LRT project. The team behind the Hurontario (HuLRT) light rail transit project is going to great lengths lately to get the system on track. In this case, about nine kilometers more, thanks to the … Continue reading Hurontario light rail transit project’s Cooksville section sees huge delivery of rail

Image shows lots of rails.

Windows designed to protect birds among new flock of Finch West LRT images

From guideways to green roofs, the Finch West LRT team continues to make headway on the new transit line. Here are some of the most interesting recent photographs taken of the major Toronto transit project. The Finch West Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) is starting to look almost complete in a new aerial shot. The image is among a group of new pictures taken of … Continue reading Windows designed to protect birds among new flock of Finch West LRT images

What the heck is a jump frog? Why a simple rail device is such a big deal to the area around Clarkson GO Station

Have you ever been on a GO train and wondered how the train easily switched from one track to another? OK, perhaps that’s not been high on your list of questions. Though the answer is very interesting, as we now dive into the life of your average rail frog. Each industry has its own nuances and terminology. Did you know that ‘pitch’ – away from … Continue reading What the heck is a jump frog? Why a simple rail device is such a big deal to the area around Clarkson GO Station

A GO train makes a run along tracks during an early morning commute.

As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines

For those of us who still regularly commute by GO train, some things are a given: the sound of onboard announcements, the familiar landscape passing by and even people napping. But have you also noticed trains tend to gain – or lose – speed in certain areas? We break down why you’re chugging along at 93 miles per hour (the maximum speed, which is equal … Continue reading As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines